by Andrew Chalk
Trace the Texas coast around the Gulf of Mexico to the point just a dozen miles from Mexico and you reach South Padre Island, the only tropical town in the state and the home of beautiful golden beaches, a warm respite in winter, and easy island living.
UPDATE: The name of the captain and his assistant were omitted due to an editing error. They are Captain Eve (pronounced Ev-ee), and JJ. Also omitted was the species of catfish. It was hard head catfish. We apologize for these omissions.